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With a long history in delivering the best training and guidance in the temporary and permanent suspended access industry, SAEMA aims to keep right up to date with the latest news from around the construction industry. We are therefore pleased to share the following NEBOSH update from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

The CSCS has formally recognised the NEBOSH Health & Safety Management for Construction (UK) qualification for its Academically Qualified Person (AQP) card, effective immediately.

CSCS, the UK’s leading skills certification scheme within the construction industry, will accept the qualification alongside a range of already-recognised NEBOSH courses, with applicants required to supply a copy of their qualification while also passing the CITB Managers and Professionals Health, Safety and Environment Test.

The course will replace the NEBOSH Construction Certificate, although both will run in tandem until 21 July 2023 to allow existing learners to complete their final assessment. The new course is primarily intended for construction site managers, contract managers, site workers with health and safety responsibilities and construction health and safety advisors.

It centres on areas including workplace injuries and illness, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, employee wellbeing and demonstrating, as well as strengthening, health and safety culture.

Applicants can apply for their AQP card online via CSCS’s online service, with the card valid for five years from issue.

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is a leading global organisation, which provides health, safety and environmental qualifications. Their internationally recognised qualifications help to raise the competence of safety and environmental professionals as well as individuals at all levels in the workplace.

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